The Lawrence County Extension Center will host the annual Lawrence County Twilight Horticulture Tour beginning at 6 pm on July 10.
The focus of the 2014 tour is community gardens and three gardens are on the tour. The tour begins just east of the Verona School on Ella Street. Watch for the signs.
From there the tour goes to the Aurora United Methodist Church at 1211 S. Carnation Drive. Also in its first year, the church garden produce will supplement a sack lunch program that serves over 150 children each Saturday. Topics of discussion at this garden will include weed management.
The third garden on the tour is the Aurora Community Garden, located at the junction of Highway K and High Street across the road from Casey's. The garden was established over five years ago by MU Master Gardeners and members of the public. Four families tend this garden and share in the harvest. MU Extension specialists will share information at this stop on garden irrigation.